Caroline Aiken, Lisa Carver and Bert Garrison Elliott
234 Hilderbrand Drive
Sandy Springs, GA, 30328
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Caroline Aiken, Lisa Carver, Jimmy Galloway
CAROLINE AIKEN - Independent to the bone with seven CDs, and with a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk CD in 2006, Caroline Aiken has performed numerous times to benefit thousands of causes, and has played thousands of shows in her 40-plus years of touring at home and abroad. Writing, producing shows, festivals, theaters, and series, Caroline has also served 12 years as Entertainment Director for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
Lisa Carver: Describing Lisa Carver to someone who has never seen her perform is like trying to describe the Grand Canyon to someone who has never seen it. There just don’t seem to be enough adjectives or superlatives.Carver is one of the most respected and revered writers in Nashville. A lot of that has to due with the fact that not only can she write a hit for other artists, but she also writes absolutely astonishing songs from her heart and soul with not even the slightest nod to commercial viability. But that is what makes an artist an artist. Lisa Carver has harnessed and mastered the power of crafting a song that can hold an audience in awe with only a smoky sultry voice and an acoustic guitar. Carver is a storyteller who breathes life in and out of the characters that inhabit her songs of love, heartache, longing, cheating and murder. She is one of the lucky ones getting to earn a living writing songs on Nashville’s famed Music Row. Carver has had songs cut by Jewel, Julie Roberts, Shelly Fairchild, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson as well as Sugarland’s “Everyday America.” (www.onesheet.com/lisacarver)
Jimmy Galloway has played music most of his life. Influenced early on by Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler, he was drawn to fingerstyle guitar. His own style is a mixture of folk-based Americana, roots rock, fusion, psychedelia and the ambient work of 20th century avant garde composers. He cites Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Page, Chet Atkins, George Harrison, David Lindley, Michael Hedges, Mike Campbell, and The Edge as major influences—as well as the late Atlanta picker John Madden, who was a great mentor and close friend.
After graduating with a Music degree in Recording from UNC-Asheville, where he studied under electronic music visionary Dr. Robert Moog, Jimmy toured the Southeast playing clubs, festivals and colleges. Not one to stay still, he moved to Nashville,TN in 1997 where he played countless recording sessions and joined several different groups as a “utility musician,” playing various stringed instruments. After spending 5 years on the road doing 150-200 shows a year, it was time to slow down and focus on writing his own original material. The result of that effort was the 2008 EP "Waiting for the Fall." This year he has also just completed the full length "Symbols," on which he wrote, played, engineered and produced most of the tracks. “Symbols” is available at http://jimmygalloway.bandcamp.com/album/symbols.
Jimmy teaches at the Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM) as an instructor for the Acoustic Guitar program. He is excited about the opportunity it provides to share his unique playing style and philosophy to creating music with up and coming musicians.
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